1Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Adam and Eve
4This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
5Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth2:5 Or land; also in verse 6 and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, 6but streams2:6 Or mist came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. 7Then the Lord God formed a man2:7 The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah); it is also the name Adam (see verse 20). from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
8Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin2:12 Or good; pearls and onyx are also there.) 13The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.2:13 Possibly southeast Mesopotamia 14The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
18The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam2:20 Or the man no suitable helper was found. 21So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs2:21 Or took part of the man’s side and then closed up the place with flesh. 22Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib2:22 Or part he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
25Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
12:1 Kum 4:19; 17:3; 2Fal 17:16; 21:3; Za 104:2; Isa 44:24; 45:12; 48:13; 51:13Kwa hiyo mbingu na dunia zikakamilika, pamoja na vyote vilivyomo.
22:2 Kum 5:14; Ebr 4:4; Kut 20:11; 31:17; 34:21; Yn 5:17Katika siku ya saba Mungu alikuwa amekamilisha kazi aliyokuwa akiifanya, hivyo siku ya saba akapumzika kutoka kazi zake zote. 32:3 Kut 16:23; 20:10; 23:12; 31:15; 35:2; Law 23:3; Ebr 4:11; Neh 9:14; Mwa 1:1; Za 95:11; Isa 58:13; Yer 17:22Mungu akaibariki siku ya saba akaifanya takatifu, kwa sababu katika siku hiyo alipumzika kutoka kazi zote za kuumba alizokuwa amefanya.
Adamu Na Eva
42:4 Mwa 5:1; 6:9; 1:1; 10:1; 11:10; 27:25; Ay 38:8-11Haya ndiyo maelezo ya mbingu na dunia wakati zilipoumbwa.
Bwana Mungu alipoziumba mbingu na dunia, 52:5 Mwa 1:11; Ay 38:28; Za 65:9-10; Yer 10:13hapakuwepo na mche wa shambani uliokuwa umejitokeza ardhini, wala hapakuwepo na mmea wa shamba uliokuwa umeota, kwa kuwa Bwana Mungu alikuwa hajanyeshea mvua juu ya nchi, na hapakuwepo mtu wa kuilima ardhi, 6lakini umande ulitokeza kutoka ardhini na kunyesha uso wote wa nchi: 72:7 Isa 29:16; 43:1, 21; 44:2; Mwa 1:27; 3:19; 18:27; 5:23; 4:2; Ay 4:19; 10:9; 17:16; 34:15; Za 103:14; 90:3; Mhu 3:20; 12:7Bwana Mungu alimuumba mtu kutoka mavumbi2:7 Neno la Kiebrania la mavumbi ya ardhi ndilo kiini cha jina Adamu. ya ardhi, akampulizia pumzi ya uhai puani mwake, naye mtu akawa kiumbe hai.
82:8 Mwa 3:23-24; 4:16; 13:10; Isa 51:3; Eze 28:13; 36:35; 31:9, 16; Yoe 2:3Basi Bwana Mungu alikuwa ameotesha bustani upande wa mashariki, katika Edeni, huko akamweka huyo mtu aliyemuumba. 92:9 Eze 31:8; 47:12; Mit 3:18; 11:30; Ufu 2:7; Mwa 3:22, 24Bwana Mungu akafanya aina zote za miti ziote kutoka ardhini, miti yenye kupendeza macho na mizuri kwa chakula. Katikati ya bustani ulikuwepo mti wa uzima na mti wa kujua mema na mabaya.
102:10 Hes 24:6; Eze 47:5; Za 46:4Mto wa kunyeshea bustani ulitiririka toka Edeni, kuanzia hapa ukagawanyika kuwa mito minne. 112:11 Mwa 10:7; 25:18Mto wa kwanza uliitwa Pishoni, nao huzunguka nchi yote ya Havila ambako kuna dhahabu. 122:12 Hes 11:7(Dhahabu ya nchi hiyo ni nzuri, bedola na vito shohamu pia hupatikana huko.) 13Jina la mto wa pili ni Gihoni, ambao huzunguka nchi yote ya Kushi. 142:14 Mwa 15:18; 41:1; 31:21; Dan 10:4; Kut 23:31; Hes 22:5; Ufu 9:14; 1Fal 4:21; 2Sam 8:3; Kum 11:24; 2Fal 23:29; 24:7; 1Nya 5:9; 18:3; 2Nya 35:20; Yer 13:4; 42:6; 51:63Jina la mto wa tatu ni Tigrisi, unaopita mashariki ya Ashuru. Mto wa nne ni Frati.
15Bwana Mungu akamchukua huyo mtu, akamweka kwenye Bustani ya Edeni ailime na kuitunza. 162:16 Mwa 3:1-2Bwana Mungu akamwagiza huyo mtu, akamwambia, “Uko huru kula matunda ya mti wowote katika bustani, 172:17 Mwa 3:11, 17; 9:29; Yer 42:16; Kum 30:15, 19; Eze 3:18; Rum 5:13; 6:23lakini kamwe usile matunda ya mti wa kujua mema na mabaya, kwa maana siku utakapokula matunda yake, hakika utakufa.”
182:18 Mit 11:31; 1Kor 11:9; 1Tim 2:13Bwana Mungu akasema, “Si vyema huyu mtu awe peke yake. Nitamfanyia msaidizi wa kumfaa.”
192:19 Za 8:7; Mwa 1:5, 20, 24Basi Bwana Mungu alikuwa amefanyiza kutoka ardhi wanyama wote wa porini na ndege wote wa angani. Akawaleta kwa huyu mtu aone atawaitaje, nalo jina lolote alilokiita kila kiumbe hai, likawa ndilo jina lake. 202:20 Mwa 3:20; 4:1Hivyo Adamu akawapa majina wanyama wote wa kufugwa, ndege wa angani, na wanyama wote wa porini.
Lakini kwa Adamu hakupatikana msaidizi wa kumfaa. 212:21 Mwa 15:12; 1Sam 26:12; Ay 33:15Hivyo Bwana Mungu akamfanya Adamu kulala usingizi mzito, naye alipokuwa amelala akachukua moja ya mbavu zake, akapafunika mahali pale kwa nyama. 222:22 1Kor 11:8-9, 12; 1Tim 2:12Kisha Bwana Mungu akamfanya mwanamke kutoka kwenye ule ubavu aliouchukua kutoka kwa huyo mwanaume, akamleta huyo mwanamke kwa huyo mwanaume.
232:23 Mwa 29:14; Efe 5:28-30; 1Kor 11:8Huyo mwanaume akasema,
“Huyu sasa ni mfupa wa mifupa yangu
na nyama ya nyama yangu,
ataitwa ‘mwanamke,’2:23 Jina la Kiebrania la mwanamke linafanana na lile la mwanaume.
kwa kuwa alitolewa katika mwanaume.”
242:24 Mal 2:15; Mt 19:5; Mk 10:7-8; Efe 5:31; 1Kor 6:16Kwa sababu hii mwanaume atamwacha baba yake na mama yake na kuambatana na mkewe, nao watakuwa mwili mmoja.
252:25 Mwa 3:7, 10-11; Isa 47:3; Mao 1:8Adamu na mkewe wote wawili walikuwa uchi, wala hawakuona aibu.